Family FUSE Week

Family Fuse Weekend

SPRING BREAK
FAMILY FUSE WEEK


March 25–29, 2019
Monday–Friday, 12–4 PM


*FREE for Gallery Members and for children age 12 and under when accompanied by an adult. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Regular adult admission rates apply.

The Everyday in Different Ways


MAKE! MOVE! DISCOVER!

How does art transform our understanding of everyday life? This Spring Break, families will have the opportunity to connect with interdisciplinary artistic practices through a variety of art-making activities, inspired by the materials, processes and ideas at work in the Gallery’s current exhibitions.

Join us as the Gallery becomes a space of exploration and active collaboration, where visitors can explore their questions, ideas and responses to the artworks on display through Artist Workshops, led by local artists and art educators; engaging in-gallery activities with our team of experienced Art Agents; and art-making activities in The Making Place.




ART AGENTS


MON-FRI, 12-4 PM

Join our team of Art Agents in the Gallery as they bring the exhibitions to life through activities, questions and conversations relating to what you notice about the artworks on display.


THE MAKING PLACE


MON-FRI, 12-4 PM

Let your imagination soar in The Making Place! Together, we will explore the artist’s decision-making process as we experiment with choices around colour and composition in hands-on art activities.



ARTIST WORKSHOPS



CREATE YOUR OWN SOUNDSCAPES WITH LEE HUTZULAK
Monday, March 25
12-4 PM

Experiment with creating rhythm and sound out of the everyday with Lee Hutzulak’s Contactopus, an assemblage of household items connected to amplified contact microphones. Become part of a sound performance, and use re-purposed materials to compose your own microtonal soundscape.


MOVE AND DANCE WITH CAROLINE LIFFMANN AND CAROLINA BERGONZONI
Tuesday, March 26
12-4 PM

This is your chance to move! Join choreographers Caroline Liffmann and Carolina Bergonzoni to make your own dance inspired by the artworks on display in Affinities: Canadian Artists and France.


EXPERIMENT WITH TEXTILE ART WITH DERYA AKAY AND VIVIENNE BESSETTE

Wednesday, March 27
12:30-2:30 PM

Explore colour, pattern and texture with artists Derya Akay and Vivienne Bessette. Learn how to make textile art with bundle dyeing, a non-toxic and sustainable technique that extracts beautiful colours from everyday natural materials.


BUILD AN ASSEMBLAGE SCULPTURE WITH EWAN MCNEIL

Thursday, March 28
12, 1, 2 and 3 PM

Artists have long been interested in re-purposing everyday objects to create new narratives. Join artist Ewan McNeil to make your own assemblage sculptures using a diverse range of non-traditional art materials.


DESIGN A MURAL USING FABRIC WITH MAYA BEAUDRY

Friday, March 29
12-4 PM

Join artist Maya Beaudry to create a collaborative mural of colours and textures using fabric and inspired by the artworks on display in French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950.


ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Lee Hutzulak lives and works in Vancouver, BC, where he paints, writes, plays, records music and makes music videos. He attended the Alberta College of Art and has exhibited his work locally and internationally. Hutzulak’s ongoing fascinations include the material nature of paint, an exploration of techniques and the aesthetics of composition, and human relationships.

Caroline Liffmann is a contemporary dance artist who lives and works in Vancouver, BC, on the unceded territories of the Squamish, Musqueum and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. As a dance educator, choreographer, performer and organizer, Liffmann has led numerous community engaged arts projects across the province in community centres, art galleries, parks, schools and neighbourhoods. She has also created works for Dancing on the Edge, Dances for a Small Stage, FUSE, Club PuSh, Pop Up Dances and more. Liffmann has worked as an Art Educator at the Vancouver Art Gallery since 2009.

Carolina Bergonzoni is a dance artist and PhD student in Arts Education, based on the unceded Coast Salish territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. Since 2011, she has been working toward building communities of movers and thinkers, with people from 0 to 99+ years old. As a choreographer, she has created works for the Vancouver Fringe Festival, Dance in Vancouver, The Dance Centre and more.

Derya Akay is an artist living in Vancouver, BC. He has been collaborating with artists Kurtis Wilson and Vivienne Bessette on a series of food-based projects since 2018. In 2017, Akay completed his project Manti, Börek, Baklava at the Burrard Marina Field House Residency, hosted by the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver. For this project, Akay worked with women elders with immigrant backgrounds to host a series of cooking workshops and lunches that were open to the public. Since graduating with his BFA from Emily Carr University of Art + Design in 2010, he has had solo exhibitions across Canada and internationally.

Vivienne Bessette is an interdisciplinary artist from Vancouver, BC. She holds a BFA from Simon Fraser University. Her practice shifts in and out of the studio, the garden, the kitchen and the notebook. She has participated in exhibitions, residencies and workshops in Canada, Italy and Germany and has contributed artworks to many exhibitions, including Julia Feyrer and Tamara Henderson’s The Last Waves (2016) at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver; Tiziana La Melia and Maryse Lariviére’s Garden Gossip (2017) at The Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff; and Derya Akay’s Green Grocer (2018) at Unit 17, Vancouver.

Ewan McNeil was born in Vancouver, BC. In the late 1970s, he studied painting and filmmaking at the Vancouver School of Art (now Emily Carr University of Art + Design). He is a founding member of the Beverly Sisters, a popular 1980’s rock/funk band from Vancouver, and he runs Art Rescue, a company that assists in the construction of the artist’s projects. McNeil practices painting and sculpture out of his studio in Strathcona.

Maya Beaudry lives in Vancouver, BC. She holds a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, and recently completed her MFA at the California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles. Beaudry’s installations, paintings and sculptures consider the energies and psychologies inherent in couches, curtains, blankets and other comforting surroundings of the home. She exaggerates upholstered elements, paints found textiles and collages images of living spaces found on Craigslist and other public sites to explore the interiority and familiarity of domestic spaces. Her work was recently included in Vancouver Special: Ambivalent Pleasures (2016) at the Vancouver Art Gallery, and in 2015, she received the Hnatyshyn Foundation William and Meredith Saunderson Prize for Emerging Artists.


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Family Fuse Week

Photos by Dóra Varga-Lencsés